Ray Cornelius

Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012.  Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider  and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.

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Don’t forget to check out the May 20 edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. In this week’s show, I got a chance to catch up with music executive Keinon Johnson about his new position as Vice President of Urban Promotions at Interscope Records. He also talked about his fashion brand “Never Sold Dope.”  

 

The "All Eyez on Me Experience" Cine-Transformer Tour is coming to Atlanta Saturday, May 20-Monday, May 22. The state-of-the-art mobile cinema features 91 seats with a full projection and space inside for guests to enjoy a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of the highly anticipated Tupac Shakur biopic.

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Don’t forget to check out this morning’s edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. In this week’s show, we go on the set of TV One’s new original movie, “Downsized” starring Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker. The two actors play a young couple who were forced into a modern “shotgun” wedding after becoming teenaged parents while putting their personal goals on hold in order to support their family. Amazingly, they manage to overcome the odds and establish a seemingly ideal life for themselves.

Congratulations goes to acclaimed Actor, Playwright and Director, Ruben Santiago-Hudson! The star of BET’s “The Quad” picked up a Tony Award nomination for Wilson‘s classic, “JITNEY.” The show also earned nominations for Best Revival of a Play and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for John Douglas Thompson.

 

Check out the Saturday,  May 6 edition of #UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry.  This edition features playwright Kendrell Bowman, who talks about his new musical, “An Evening with Phyllis Hyman." Atlanta Journal Constitution Video Journalist, Ryon Horne discusses his Pulitzer Prize nominated project, "Doctors & Sex Abuse." Celebrity Life Coach Jennifer Lester stops by the studios to discuss her new book, 14 Ways to Find Your Amazing; and, we finish the second part of our interview with "Greenleaf" actor GregAlan Williams.

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